PODCAST

Book(ish) with George Dimarelos

Sanspants Radio

The show where George Dimarelos asks a new guest each week "What's your story and what does it say about you?"

Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always interesting.


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Book(ish) Trailer
24-03-2020
Book(ish) Trailer
A trailer for the upcoming 1 on 1 bookish interview show from Sanspants Radio coming 31st MarchSign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | MerchWant to get in contact with us?Email | Twitter | Website | Facebook | RedditOr get in touch with George directly here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
I Am Legend: mammoth resurrection, childhood Troubles, and how to horrify a writers audience with Chris Flynn
03-05-2022
I Am Legend: mammoth resurrection, childhood Troubles, and how to horrify a writers audience with Chris Flynn
On this weeks episode of Book(ish) I sit down with author Chris Flynn to discuss I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. Our conversation includes his recent book Mammoth, growing up during the Troubles, and how to turn an entire writers festival audience against you with a single sentence. Enjoy!Books discussed:I Am Legend by Richard MathesonSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondYou can follow Chris on Instagram.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sapiens: predicting the future, military tech advancements, and more Shane Warne mentions than you'd expect with Jarryd Goundrey
05-04-2022
Sapiens: predicting the future, military tech advancements, and more Shane Warne mentions than you'd expect with Jarryd Goundrey
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with comedian Jarryd Goundrey to discuss Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harriri. Our conversation includes several attempts at predicting the future and how that can go wrong, the ways military technology advancements reshape the world, and an example of living well via Shane Warne. Enjoy!You can follow Jarryd on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: too many books at once, finding your tribe, and how Harry Potter is like Grease with Madeleine Buchner
29-03-2022
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: too many books at once, finding your tribe, and how Harry Potter is like Grease with Madeleine Buchner
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with founder and CEO of Little Dreamers Madeleine Buchner OAM to talk Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Our conversation includes accidentally having too many books on the go at the same time, how finding your tribe is always worth the wait, and an unexpected similarity between the Harry Potter series and the movie Grease. Enjoy!You can follow Little Dreamers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.If you want to contact them to show support, or for a carer you know who would benefit from Little Dreamers, visit them at their website.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Secret History: Jewish private school, elite uni fetish, and girlfriends teach you to read with Eli Landes
22-03-2022
The Secret History: Jewish private school, elite uni fetish, and girlfriends teach you to read with Eli Landes
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with comedian Eli Landes to talk The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Our conversation includes the rigours of Jewish private school, the romanticisation of elite universities, and learning to enjoy reading quite late. Enjoy!Books discussed:The Goldfinch by Donna TartStoner by John WilliamsSeveneves by Neal StephensonThe Diamond Age by Neal StephensonEmbassytown by China MielvilleYou can follow Eli on Instagram.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Running Man: a billionaire friend, writing hammered, and how to be good at comedy with Jez Watts
15-03-2022
The Running Man: a billionaire friend, writing hammered, and how to be good at comedy with Jez Watts
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with comedian Jez Watts to discuss The Running Man by Richard Bachmann née Stephen King. Our chat includes the hell of loving what you do, writing hammered and how to be good at comedy. Enjoy!You can find Jez on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter..Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Shogun: memory training, imposter syndrome and focussing on details with Anastasia Woolmer
22-02-2022
Shogun: memory training, imposter syndrome and focussing on details with Anastasia Woolmer
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with two time Australian Memory Champion Anastasia Woolmer to discuss Shogun by James Clavell. Our conversation includes what's involved in becoming a world class memory athlete, tying together a love of Japan with a love of dance, and dealing with Imposter Syndrome. Enjoy!Books discussed:Shogun by James ClavellMoonwalking with Einstein by Joshua FoerYou can follow Anastasia at her website or on Instagram, and check out her course.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lost Connections: hitting bottom, hearing yourself, and lifestyle design with Blake Worrall Thompson
15-02-2022
Lost Connections: hitting bottom, hearing yourself, and lifestyle design with Blake Worrall Thompson
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with Blake Worrell Thompson to discuss Lost Connections by Johann Hari. Our conversation includes the other side of hitting bottom, learning to hear yourself, and living a life by design instead of default. Enjoy!Books mentionedLost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope by Johann HariThe Obesity Code by Jason FungInsight: The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-Deluded World by Tasha EurichAtomic Habits by James ClearYou can follow Blake on Instagram and his programs are here.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Music, Language, and the Brain: measuring music and language, learning via tune, and universal beats with Anna Fiveash
08-02-2022
Music, Language, and the Brain: measuring music and language, learning via tune, and universal beats with Anna Fiveash
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with music and language researcher Anna Fiveash to talk Music, Language and the Brain by Anirruddh D. Patel. Our conversation includes the similarities (and differences) in the brain between music and language, using music to help learning, and the universal appreciation of a good beat. Enjoy!You can follow Anna on Twitter and her website.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
White Queen Psychology: why philosophy, eugenics, and stirring the pot with Rob Wilson
14-12-2021
White Queen Psychology: why philosophy, eugenics, and stirring the pot with Rob Wilson
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with Philosophy Professor at UWA Rob Wilson to discuss White Queen Psychology and other essays for Alice by Ruth Millikan. Our conversation includes why philosophy matters in the world, a deeper understanding of eugenics, and when is it ok to do some sh*t stirring. Enjoy!Books discussedWhite Queen Psychology and other essays for Alice by Ruth MillikanThe Domain of Images by James ElkinsFind out more about Robs work at Peipl.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A Wizard of Earthsea: lawyering, gigging, and wizards with Andrew Portelli
07-12-2021
A Wizard of Earthsea: lawyering, gigging, and wizards with Andrew Portelli
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with former lawyer and current comedian Andrew Portelli to discuss A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K Leguin. Enjoy!You can find Andrew on Twitter and Instagram.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Untethered Soul: professional instagramming, a well timed 2020, and learning to accept mentors with Lauren Bath
30-11-2021
The Untethered Soul: professional instagramming, a well timed 2020, and learning to accept mentors with Lauren Bath
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with businesswoman and "Australias first influencer" Lauren Bath to discuss The Untethered Soul by Michael Alan Singer. Our conversation ranges over what it takes to be professional in social media, slowing down your travel right before 2020 hits, and the benefits of finding someone to teach you.The Untethered Soul by Michael Alan SingerThe Surrender Experiment by Michael Alan SingerYou can follow Lauren on Instagram.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Americans: choosing culture, technological social change, and why New Yorkers need to relax with Dr Sam Han
23-11-2021
The Americans: choosing culture, technological social change, and why New Yorkers need to relax with Dr Sam Han
On this weeks Book(ish) we sit down with Dr Sam Han to discuss The Americans by Robert Frank. Our conversation includes who gets to choose a countries culture, one of the best original examples of the the medium being the message, and the possibility of New York not being the greatest/worst place in the world anymore, regardless of how much New Yorkers want it to be. Enjoy!You can see Sam's photography on Instagram and all his work on his website.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature: COP26, climate change anxiety, and learning via potty humour with Laura Wells
16-11-2021
The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature: COP26, climate change anxiety, and learning via potty humour with Laura Wells
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with biologist/lawyer/model/science communicator Laura Wells to talk The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature by Sami Bayly. Our conversation includes COP26, staying calm in the face of climate change, and symbiotic relationships with an anus. Enjoy!Books mentioned:The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature by Sami BaylyThe Wave by Susan CaseyThe Devils Teeth by Susan CaseySecret World of Butterflies by Sina MeredithPhosphorescence by Julia BairdThe Origin of the Species by Charles DarwinYou can follow Laura on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or her website.Get some tips on having the climate conversation here.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Way of Kings: brains on drugs, hard magic, and colourful engineering with Dr Kiara Bruggeman
09-11-2021
The Way of Kings: brains on drugs, hard magic, and colourful engineering with Dr Kiara Bruggeman
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with brain biomaterials researcher Dr Kiara Bruggeman to discuss The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. Our conversation includes the ever developing research around getting your brain on drugs, the difference between soft and hard magic, and what fantasy can teach you about life. Enjoy!Books mentioned:The Stormlight Archives series by Brandon SandersonThe Mistborn Series by Brandon SandersonThe Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Brandon SandersonThe Lord of the Rings by JRR TolkienA Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR MartinYou can follow Kiara on Instagram.Take the quiz to find your Knights Radiant.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Project Hail Mary - defining insects, swarm intelligence, and irrational slime moulds with Dr Tanya Latty
02-11-2021
Project Hail Mary - defining insects, swarm intelligence, and irrational slime moulds with Dr Tanya Latty
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with entomologist Dr Tanya Latty to talk Project, Hail Mary by Andy Weir. Our conversation includes the undiscovered plains of insect research, swarm intelligence, and testing the rationality of slime moulds. Enjoy!Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Man's Search for Meaning: word limits, growth, and the right book at the right time with Tara Lal
26-10-2021
Man's Search for Meaning: word limits, growth, and the right book at the right time with Tara Lal
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with firefighter, author and mental health advocate Tara Lal to discuss Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. Our conversation includes the limits of language, post-traumatic growth, and reading a great book at just the right time. Enjoy!Books mentioned:Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor FranklThe Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der KolkThe Mindbody Prescription by John E. SarnoYou can find Tara's work on her website.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Carpentaria: woeful prize money, magical realism as reality, and what is Australian literature with Prof Tony Hughes-d'Aeth
19-10-2021
Carpentaria: woeful prize money, magical realism as reality, and what is Australian literature with Prof Tony Hughes-d'Aeth
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with Director of the Westerly Research Group and Chair of Australian Literature at UWA Tony D'aeth to discuss Carpentaria by Alexis Wright. Our conversation includes the woeful prize money for one of the most prestigious science fiction awards on the planet, how magical realism reflects reality, and what makes Australian Literature Australian literature. Enjoy!Books discussed:Carpentaria by Alexis WrightMidnights Children by Salman RushdieThe works of David MaloufThe boat by Nam LeBlakwork by Alison WhittakerFollow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The War of Art: giving recommendations, fighting Resistance, and going solo in the eye of a pandemic
12-10-2021
The War of Art: giving recommendations, fighting Resistance, and going solo in the eye of a pandemic
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with creative director/producer Rhys Salmon to discuss The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Our conversation includes the mentality of giving recommendations, the forever war against Resistance, and going solo in the eye of a pandemic.Books discussed:The War of Art by Steven PressfieldThe Forever War by Joe HaldemanThe Forever Peace by Joe HaldemanYou can follow Rhys' work at Everybody Panic.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Around the World in Eighty Days: banking vs academia, debt wizardry, and Melbournes most renowned export with Lee Smales
05-10-2021
Around the World in Eighty Days: banking vs academia, debt wizardry, and Melbournes most renowned export with Lee Smales
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with Associate Professor (Finance) at UWA Lee Smales to discuss Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. Our conversation includes growing up sharing a few similarities with Billy Elliot, when debt wizardry does crazy things, and why you can now get a decent coffee in LA. Enjoy!Books discussedAround the World in Eighty Days by Jules VerneBarbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burrough and John HelyarGreat Expectations by Charles DickensThe Collected Works of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan DoyleFollow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Talented Mr. Ripley: the best sunsets, rorting the rich, and Tim Winton speeches with Alistair Baldwin
28-09-2021
The Talented Mr. Ripley: the best sunsets, rorting the rich, and Tim Winton speeches with Alistair Baldwin
On this weeks Book(ish) I sit down with writer and comedian Alistair Baldwin to talk The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. Our conversation includes the beauty of seeing the sun go down over the ocean, the pleasure in rorting the rich, and a Tim Winton speech at an under-14 writing competition that is very Tim Winton. Enjoy!The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia HighsmithThe Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-eunGrowing Up Disabled in Australia Anthology, edited by Carly FindlayYou can follow Alistair on Twitter and Instagram.Follow Bookish Comedy on Twitter and Instagram.Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here.You can now physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073.Want to help support the show?Sanspants+ | Podkeep | USB Tapes | Merch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.